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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 10:39
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 10:42
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Doesn't the school create an official fb group? I could be wrong here.


I am not sure as well. I don't want to create an overlapped, competing group then. Lets wait sometime, if school doesn't do it, we will have our own group :)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 10:56
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Last year we were all a bit confused about having to accept admission in order to get on the admitted students site. I think there is a link on your application status page that asks you to accept admission. Just do it. This does not mean you are committing to Booth. It just gives you access to the admitted students portal. You aren't officially committed until you pay your money which you don't have to do for a while.


I accepted via the link in the application. I got an email with the information on the deposits ($2,000 due Feb 19 and $1,000 due June 5). Still no information about the admitted students page, I will update if I get more information.

Ok. I just checked the Booth website. There is a link to an admitted students portal on there. I think you can log in with your application username and password. I am sorry. My memory is a bit hazy on how I first logged in. But I don't think I had to wait on the admit package in the mail to do so.

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 11:06
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hmm... check the Booth website. Is there a link to an admitted students portal on there? Ithink you can log in with your application username and password. I am sorry. My memory is a bit hazy on how I first logged in. But I don't think I had to wait on the admit package in the mail to do so.


Admitted students portal needs my new Chicago Booth ID and password to login. Ah, I will try again tomorrow morning, now off to sleep :)

http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/admits/login.aspx
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 11:50
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cheetarah1980 wrote:
hmm... check the Booth website. Is there a link to an admitted students portal on there? Ithink you can log in with your application username and password. I am sorry. My memory is a bit hazy on how I first logged in. But I don't think I had to wait on the admit package in the mail to do so.


Admitted students portal needs my new Chicago Booth ID and password to login. Ah, I will try again tomorrow morning, now off to sleep :)

http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/admits/login.aspx



Kellogg specified that we will get our log in information for the admitted students page in the welcome packet. So maybe we have to wait for the welcome packet from Booth as well?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 12:07
ergh. leaving for vacation tomorrow for two weeks, hoping the information isn't only available through the welcome packet.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 12:31
My memory might not be 100% correct, but I think I was told that an e-mail would be sent containing information on the admitted students website.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 15:48
I just received my email with follow-up information. I successfully created an account to the portal but it keeps rejecting my login information. Anyone else having similar technical difficulties?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 15:54
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I just received my email with follow-up information. I successfully created an account to the portal but it keeps rejecting my login information. Anyone else having similar technical difficulties?


Mine works fine, Tovin. Did you create your username/pw through the /claimaccount url and set up security questions as well? That's all I did, hope it helps...
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 15:56
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I just received my email with follow-up information. I successfully created an account to the portal but it keeps rejecting my login information. Anyone else having similar technical difficulties?


Mine works fine, Tovin. Did you create your username/pw through the /claimaccount url and set up security questions as well? That's all I did, hope it helps...

Yep, that's exactly what I did. I even reset my password to make sure I wasn't doing anything stupid. Hmmmm I guess I'll keep trying. Thanks dwal44.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 16:47
hahaha, i friended amy but she hasn't accepted!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 16:53
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Last year we were all a bit confused about having to accept admission in order to get on the admitted students site. I think there is a link on your application status page that asks you to accept admission. Just do it. This does not mean you are committing to Booth. It just gives you access to the admitted students portal. You aren't officially committed until you pay your money which you don't have to do for a while.


I accepted via the link in the application. I got an email with the information on the deposits ($2,000 due Feb 19 and $1,000 due June 5). Still no information about the admitted students page, I will update if I get more information.


Look again. It actually gives you the link to sign up for the admitted students' website with or without an official commitment. It also gives you links to the admit Facebook Group and Google Discussion Group.

What I didn't see was scholarship information....
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 16:57
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Sorry - this may be completely irrelevant for some of you, but does anyone know if Booth has a designated gym? What is the gym situation like at Booth? (are there multiple gyms...sufficient barbells/dumbbells/machines..)

I've google-searched this but have not been able to find anything.

Thanks!


That is totally relevant to me! I good gym is a must; but this is Chicago. I can't imagine you being more than a few miles in any direction without a good one...plus U Chicago has athletics. Their school gym will probably do as well.

http://athletics.uchicago.edu/facilities/facilities.htm <== looks pretty damn good to me.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 16:59
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dwinters wrote:
Sorry - this may be completely irrelevant for some of you, but does anyone know if Booth has a designated gym? What is the gym situation like at Booth? (are there multiple gyms...sufficient barbells/dumbbells/machines..)

I've google-searched this but have not been able to find anything.

Thanks!


Thats what I was wondering. I need to cut down on all the flab put on due to working 3 years at IBD!

I have started an FB group, lets take this type of discussion there. Also, can't wait to see real faces behind GC nicks of my future classmates!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/BoothMBA2015


Doesn't the school create an official fb group? I could be wrong here.


They do. In the email they give you the name of a woman whose friends list you need to get on to be invited.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 17:01
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hahaha, i friended amy but she hasn't accepted!


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 17:02
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someone please join the facebook group. right now it is only me and 10 admission committee members. and it's getting awkward....


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 17:29
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I just received my email with follow-up information. I successfully created an account to the portal but it keeps rejecting my login information. Anyone else having similar technical difficulties?


Mine works fine, Tovin. Did you create your username/pw through the /claimaccount url and set up security questions as well? That's all I did, hope it helps...

Yep, that's exactly what I did. I even reset my password to make sure I wasn't doing anything stupid. Hmmmm I guess I'll keep trying. Thanks dwal44.


Having the same issue - can log into the admitted students site, but not the portal. Any word on troubleshooting?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 18:01
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Tovin wrote:
I just received my email with follow-up information. I successfully created an account to the portal but it keeps rejecting my login information. Anyone else having similar technical difficulties?




Having the same issue - can log into the admitted students site, but not the portal. Any word on troubleshooting?


I also can't get into the Portal, specifically. Admitted Student Site works.


On a different note...to a current student: what are the most popular downtown apartment buildings? I hear there are 4 or 5 buildings that most people live in...and I know one is Millennium Park Plaza...What are the rest?

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 18:04
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Having the same issue - can log into the admitted students site, but not the portal. Any word on troubleshooting?

I also can't get into the Portal, specifically. Admitted Student Site works.

Well, sounds like we all have the same problem. That at least gives me a little comfort.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2012, 18:09
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cheetarah1980 wrote:
Last year we were all a bit confused about having to accept admission in order to get on the admitted students site. I think there is a link on your application status page that asks you to accept admission. Just do it. This does not mean you are committing to Booth. It just gives you access to the admitted students portal. You aren't officially committed until you pay your money which you don't have to do for a while.


I accepted via the link in the application. I got an email with the information on the deposits ($2,000 due Feb 19 and $1,000 due June 5). Still no information about the admitted students page, I will update if I get more information.


Look again. It actually gives you the link to sign up for the admitted students' website with or without an official commitment. It also gives you links to the admit Facebook Group and Google Discussion Group.

What I didn't see was scholarship information....

Love how you've gotten a ton of info but the only piece you care about is the scholarship. GREEDY :wink: I can't front...I was the exact same way. Don't worry, your scholly email and letter shall be to you shortly. My letter was in my admit package so I doubt that will change this year.
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